This is Wee Gal’s new Easter chick dress made with some uncharacteristic forward planning on my part. Okay, I’ll admit, this was entirely accidental, but, by a very happy accident Wee Gal has the perfect dress for the season ahead. My Mum bought the fabric in Brighton last summer for me to make something for the wee one. It’s a lovely Robert Kaufman cotton with a weirdly large bird and egg print that works well in children’s clothes. Who wants to wear boring solids, after all?!
I used the Mini Tulips dress by Puperita, a great pattern company that sells on Etsy. The dress is designed to be reversible which is great for practical parents who can’t abide lunchtime mess – when baby gets grubby you pull the dress inside out and no one will ever know! I used unexciting beige polkadot fabric on the inside so I doubt I’ll ever willingly put it on inside out but, still, it’s nice to have the option should Wee Gal ever tip her lunch down her front. I love the details of the piping and the inverted pleat on the front on what is an otherwise simple and easy-to-make dress.
I’ll be making more of these but in the meantime I’ll leave you with the song we were singing during our photo shoot…
Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken, lay a little egg for me
Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken, I want one for my tea
Oh, I haven’t had an egg since Easter, and now it’s half past three
So, chick, chick, chick, chicken, lay a little egg for me